Bush begins writing 'Decision Points'--his memoir

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Former President George W. Bush has already written about 30,000 words of a memoir tentatively called “Decision Points” that will cover everything from how he found faith to how he quit drinking to how he chose Karl Rove and Dick Cheney for their jobs.

A contract with Crown, an imprint of Random House, is to be announced Thursday. The same publisher issued both of President Obama’s books.

The first chapter will be about the former president’s early life leading up to his decision to run for president, and the final chapter will be about the financial crisis.

Aides say Bush is taking a disciplined approach, working two to three hours each morning, writing 1,000 to 1,500 words a day. He has been typing on computers at his ranch in Crawford, his home in Dallas and his office in Dallas, and on a laptop he carries on planes and the ride between the ranch and the city. On a trip this week to Calgary, Canada, for his first public speech since leaving office, he edited printouts.

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